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Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

Academic News, From the Director General, In the news/in social media

Steering Committee created to ensure smooth operations for Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 Semester is taking place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out more about how the College is preparing for the unique challenges, click Read More. More information will be coming later this week on this topic.

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Academic News, Communications Office, Student Services

It’s Welcome Days Week- check out the videos

If you would like to see what our new students are experiencing for Welcome Days this week, click Read More for the schedule and links to a new campus tour video and the Welcome Plenary Session videos for each sector.

Read More - It’s Welcome Days Week- check out the videos

Academic News, Homepage news

Dawson passes test of summer exams operation

About 650 summer students in Math, Chemistry and Physics wrote exams the week of Aug. 3 on campus at Dawson College.

Click Read More for the news story.

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Academic News, Peace Centre, Sustainability, Well-being for all

Peace Week 2020 is Sept. 13-25

Peace Week is actually Peace Weeks this year with programming over two weeks from Sept. 13-25.

For more about the theme and a link to the schedule, click Read More.

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#DawsonProud, Academic News, Awards Office, Communications Office, Dawson Grads, Homepage news

Congrats to the Class of 2020!

Another 2,600 graduates joined the big family of Dawson College alumni over the summer.

In the coming weeks, they will all receive a special grad package in the mail. The College made a special Virtual Commencement Speech video addressed to the Class of 2020 and held an intimate Awards Ceremony Aug. 12.

A news story, the video and a list of awards recipients are in the Read More link.

Read More - Congrats to the Class of 2020!

Dawson Foundation, Dawson Remembers, Milestones

R.I.P. Gordon Masten

We regret to inform you that Gordon Masten (Professional Theatre) passed away suddenly on July 26. Gordon was the beloved husband of Jude Beny, Chair of Professional Theatre (Acting).

An award is being established in his memory. Donations can be made in Gordon's memory to the Dawson College Foundation here.

His talent agency posted this tribute: 

An obituary was published in The Montreal Gazette:

Book/article/video recommendation, Well-being for all

How masks work

The College Nurses, Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin, recommend a great video about how masks work.

"Wearing masks significantly diminishes the spreading of the virus," said Julie and Julie. "We think this video depicts how effective masks are and we think all students and employees should view it."

Click Read More for the link to the video.

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In the news/in social media, Perks for Dawson Employees, Sustainability, Well-being for all

200 Monarch butterflies released at Dawson and around Montreal

This beautiful project happened a little differently this year and spread so much joy to employees and their families and neighbours.

Click Read More for more info and a link to a cool time lapse video of a butterfly eclosing, created by Michelle Lee of Campus Life and Leadership.

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Facilities Management, Sustainability, Well-being for all

A great time to start biking to the College!

Free Bixi membership for Dawson employees, route planning support and a guaranteed return home plan.

Click Read More for everything you need to get biking.

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Faculty Hub

Welcome back Dawson faculty!

Visit the Faculty Hub website for the latest webinar schedule and online teaching resources.

In a hurry?  Check out the Quickstart Guide for Teaching Remotely.

Read More - Welcome back Dawson faculty!

Dawson Remembers, In the news/in social media

Tony Proudfoot Park opens

On Aug. 21, the City of Pointe-Claire announced the opening of the new Tony Proudfoot Park.

Tony was a beloved teacher at Dawson College and a former Alouette who passed away in 2010. For more about Tony, read this Dawson news piece from 2018: 

Click Read More for the Pointe-Claire news post about the park opening.

Read More - Tony Proudfoot Park opens

Human Resources

Payroll deadlines

The Human Resources Department has updated the PAYROLL DEADLINES for Summer-Fall 2020

Read More - Payroll deadlines

Well-being for all

Add some Dawson imagery to your next Zoom

Why not add a little Dawson touch to your next Zoom class or meeting by using a photo of our Peace Garden or beautiful heritage trees on campus? This is an idea shared by staff in the Office of Academic Development and the Sustainability Office.

You can change your background and add a photo by clicking the arrow next to the 'Stop/start video' and selecting 'choose virtual background'. There, you can choose a Zoom background or add your own photo by clicking the plus sign on the top right corner.

Facilities Management

New copper roof project going well

The project to install a new copper roof on the E wing is advancing very well, according to Véronique Paris of Facilities Management.

It is on schedule to be completed by mid-October.

The project is using traditional methods and is being featured this week as part of National Roofers Week Aug. 24-28.

Well-being for all

Summer salads from the Dawson community

Summer is still here and this means it is still salad time. Nadia Khouri (Humanities/Scholar in Residence) has submitted three recipes.

Click Read More for Nadia's favourite salads.

Read More - Summer salads from the Dawson community

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Last Modified: August 25, 2020


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